Duncan, previous winner and judge

Six Town Housing have launched their annual Gardening Competition, where prizes are awarded for some of the best gardens across the borough.

The judges are looking for attractive gardens and impressive hanging baskets belonging to tenants that live in the homes Six Town Housing manage on behalf of Bury Council, along with schools, youth clubs and community groups based within their neighbourhoods.

Winners of most categories will be awarded £100 in gardening vouchers, with the Best Young Gardener receiving a £50 toy or book voucher and gardening vouchers for their home or school.

The categories for this year’s competition are: Best Individual Garden, Best Pots, Baskets and Small Spaces, Best Communal Garden, Best Young Gardener (aged under 16), Best Eco-friendly Garden, Best Edible Garden and Community Gardeners.

Competition entrants must live in a property managed by Six Town Housing, and can nominate their own garden or those of others.

The competition will be judged by Tony Evason and Duncan Smith, who are both previous winners. Tony won best Communal Garden in 2016 with his neighbours, and Duncan won Most Improved Garden in 2017.

John Merrick, Director of Neighbourhoods at Six Town Housing said “Our popular gardening competition returns, after receiving nearly 160 entries last year. The competition aims to celebrate the hard work of residents, whose efforts are inspirational and help their neighbourhoods look fantastic for everyone.”

The deadline for competition entries is Monday 9th July 2018. Enter online or view entry criteria at www.sixtownhousing.org/FlowerPower

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